- Ambience- 6 / 10
- Food- 9 / 10
- Value for money- 7 / 10
- Service- 5/ 10
- Location- 7 / 10
- Hygiene: 8 / 10
- Overall- 7/ 10
How can a truly hungry man (or woman) go to Bahrain and not visit Coco’s? Team T3HM recently paid a brief visit to this little, yet exciting island and did some serious catching up on all the places that have opened and flourished over the last few years!
Coco’s, a cutesy Italian restaurant in Block 338 in Adliya, has its own charm. The ambience is rather average but you can always find good crowd, and not surprisingly, the place is always crowded! Of course, we had a tough time getting seats, since they didn’t even answer the phone to take reservations! The waiting list is always huge, so this might not be the best option for those spontaneous brunches that you want to head over to!
Speaking of brunches, Coco’s is supremely famous for breakfast and brunches and we totally recommend it! We did visit a little late in time for brunch, but nevertheless, had a great experience. We ordered a variety of dishes, starting with their famous Iced Tea. We kid you not, this is no ordinary Iced Tea. Besides being famous all over Bahrain, the drink does full justice to its reputation. Priced at BD 1, the peach iced tea is your best bet, and is quite reasonable given the quantity. And quite honestly, it is definitely one of the best iced teas we’ve tasted.
We ordered a strawberry salad, which had a nice tangy balsamic dressing and of course strawberries. The chicken and mushroom salad was quite appetising as well. For vegetarians, we didn’t quite like the Aubergine with Halloumi and Mint Sandwich, the aubergine was slightly overpowering and if they fix that bit, then this sandwich might be a hit. The Broccoli Pasta was quite nice, good mix of flavours and the tomato sauce was rather perfect. The Mushroom Cheese burger with fries was delicious, but not as much as the Ravioli with Beef Mince and Ricotta Cheese. The Ravioli is definitely in our top recommendations at Coco’s.
Coco’s is really famous for their rice dishes and from everything we ordered, we did have a winner – the Risotto Con Pollo with pink sauce. It was literally to die for! The chicken was so succulent and cooked to perfect, the rice was perfect and the pink sauce ensured a perfect balance of flavours! We absolutely loved this dish. It was on the specials for that day’s menu and anything listed on their specials menu is highly recommended.
Now – the Waffles! Nutella Waffles, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and sprinkled with Cinnamon, we are drooling all over the keyboard as we type this out. Easily, some of the best Waffles we have tasted in Bahrain and oh-so-crunchy! Definitely worth the 2 BD we dished out. Of course we were already far too stuffed to order any more dessert!
Disappointingly, their service is slow. But with the rush of people in a small restaurant, we can’t really hold that against them. The prices are not exactly economical, but when you think of the quantity and more importantly the quality of the food, we did find the prices very reasonable.
The long wait and a real test of your patience levels (unless you have a lot of free time) is the price you have to pay to experience some of the best Italian food in Bahrain.Address : Coco’s, Road No 3803, Adliya, Manama, Bahrain | Phone +973 1771 6512 Writer : Shereen Dsouza | Photo Courtesy : www.askthestylecouncil.com | Team – The 3 Hungry Men